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The TV Kid

The TV Kid
 

Lennie is permanently glued to the television and can't understand why real life - his life - is never as thrilling as the shows he loves. Then one day something exciting does happen, and Lennie never feels the same way about the television again...

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ISBN 9780333344828
Published 1 March 1983 by Macmillan Education
Format Hardback, New edition
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Author(s) By Byars, Betsy
Series M-Books
Availability Out of print

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ISBN-13 9780333344828
ISBN-10 0333344820
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Macmillan Education
Imprint Macmillan Education
Publication Date 1 March 1983
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Byars, Betsy
Series M-Books
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
English Literature: Fiction Texts
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 190mm
Weight 220g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Lennie is permanently glued to the television and can't understand why real life - his life - is never as thrilling as the shows he loves. Then one day something exciting does happen, and Lennie never feels the same way about the television again...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

US Review Lennie lives with his mother, who manages the Fairy Land Motel, and hides from his failures at school and friendship behind a cloud of TV fantasies, and though he's clearly a sad case there is gusto and imagination in the constantly running mental video tape in which he projects himself as the hapless contestant on Give It a Spin or the hero in a new western, protecting a toothless old dragon from charges of sheep killing. Lennie's private TV signs off abruptly when he's bitten by a rattlesnake, and after several days of intense pain the Bonanza rerun he watches from his hospital bed no longer holds quite the same excitement. The snakebite is a jolt of real life in the spirit of Mouse's beating in The Eighteenth Emergency (1973), and it works in the same bracing if limited way - with the punch of a well-developed short story. (Kirkus Reviews)

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